Welcome to Hemmingways Fishing

Since 1993 we have been offering unique guided fishing trips and fly casting tuition to individuals, groups and corporate clients, on the beautiful lakes and rivers of the English Lake District.

We catch and release a wide variety of fish, including some superb salmon and sea trout, wild brown trout, lots of monster pike from Windermere, an occasional charr, and some huge perch. You might even have seen us on TV with our friend Matt Hayes or more recently out on Derwentwater  on the BBC series Mortimer and Whitehouse go Fishing.

By choice we fish the quieter Lakeland waters and have access to some exclusive first rate fishing where we have the water to ourselves. As lifelong anglers we know which waters are fishing well, and have the skill and expertise to help you, our guest, enjoy a memorable days fishing in spectacular surroundings.

We  provide all you might need for a days fishing including quality fishing tackle, boat where appropriate, good humoured tuition, full insurance cover and safety equipment, guide service with our legendary shoreline lunch available by arrangement. All you really need are an Environment Agency licence for the day available either on line or from any post office, suitable footwear and a waterproof although the odd snack for the guide is always appreciated!

Most days are guided by well known Cumbrian angler and environmentalist Eric Hope. A member of the Game angling Instructors Association and holder of the Salmon and Trout Association National Instructors Certificate, Eric has a lifetimes experience of big fish and wild waters all over the world from Russia to Colorado and British Columbia, and has a knowledge of fishing in the Lake District, second to none. Eric is also one of John Norris of Penrith’s recommended guides. With the popularity of angling growing rapidly in recent times we have  recruited a couple of other great guides including  one time England fly fishing international team  manager and Guideline team member Mike Tinnion for some fly fishing days and Local legend George Gate to help on the lakes with perch and pike fishing. Meanwhile I will still be around to help visting anglers make the most of their visit to the Lake District.

Be assured though that even if you can’t get out fishing with Eric, a great days fishing is always guaranteed. If we cant fit you in you can always buy a copy of ‘Tales of a Lakeland Angler’ to give you a flavour of what you’ve been missing until your next vist to this beautiful corner of Britain!

Guided Fishing Trips

For over twenty years Eric Hope has been offering guided fishing trips and angling tuition on the lakes and rivers of the Lake District. We know the lakes and their moods intimately and use this knowledge to help you, our guest have a memorable days.

Fly Casting Tuition

For many anglers the art of Fly Fishing provides the ultimate angling experience. The delights of sneaking stealthily into position, choosing then casting an artificial fly to an unsuspecting wild trout is the perfect angling experience.

Fishing In Cumbria

Cumbria is a world class destination and the fishing is as good as the views. With a wide range of options we know which waters are fishing best and take great delight in providing world class angling experiences.

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